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Katja Dankhoff

Research topic

Cytotoxic 3d metal complexes as anticancer drugs


since 11/2015PhD at the chair AC IV, workgroup of Prof. Dr. Weber, University of Bayreuth
09/2014 – 02/2015Internship at the workgroup of Prof. Brooker, University of Otago, Neuseeland, on the topic "Synthesis of new 4-R-3,5-di(pyridyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazoles and their iron(II) complexes"
10/2013 – 09/2015Master of Science Materials chemistry and catalysis on the topic "Synthesis and characterisation of new pyridyl-derivative Schiff base-like ligands for 3d metal complexes", workgroup of Prof. Weber, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, 2015
10/2010 – 09/2013Bachelor of Science Chemistry on the topic "Ein Beitrag zur Untersuchung amphiphiler Spin-Crossover-Komplexe", Arbeitskreis Prof. Weber, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, 2013

Characterisation methods

  • X-Ray diffraction on single crystals
  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • UV/Vis spectroscopy
  • SQUID magnetic measurements
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • IR spectroscopy
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Elemental analysis



Dankhoff, Katja; Gold, Madeleine; Kober, Luisa; Schmitt, Florian; Pfeifer, Lena; Dürrmann, Andreas; Kostrhunova, Hana; Rothemund, Matthias; Brabec, Viktor; Schobert, Rainer; Weber, Birgit
Copper(II) complexes with tridentate Schiff base-like ligands : solid state and solution structures and anticancer activity
in Dalton Transactions (2019)
doi:10.1039/C9DT02571E ...

Dankhoff, Katja; Weber, Birgit
Isostructural iron(III) spin crossover complexes with a tridentate Schiff base-like ligand : X-ray structures and magnetic properties
in Dalton Transactions (2019)
doi:10.1039/C9DT00846B ...

Dankhoff, Katja; Ahmad, Aamir; Weber, Birgit; Biersack, Bernhard; Schobert, Rainer
Anticancer properties of a new non-oxido vanadium(IV) complex with a catechol-modified 3,3′-diindolylmethane ligand
in Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry vol. 194 (2019) . - pp. 1-6
doi:10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2019.02.005 ...

Schäfer, Pascal M.; Dankhoff, Katja; Rothemund, Matthias; Ksiazkiewicz, Agnieszka N.; Pich, Andrij; Schobert, Rainer; Weber, Birgit; Herres-Pawlis, Sonja
Towards New Robust Zn(II) Complexes for the Ring‐Opening Polymerization of Lactide Under Industrially Relevant Conditions
in ChemistryOpen vol. 8 (2019) issue 7. - pp. 1020-1026
doi:10.1002/open.201900199 ...


Dankhoff, Katja; Schneider, Sandra; Nowak, René; Weber, Birgit
Iron(II) and Iron(III) Complexes of Tridentate NNO Schiff Base‐like Ligands – X‐ray Structures and Magnetic Properties : dedicated to Professor Wolfgang Bensch on occasion of his 65th birthday
in Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie (2018)
doi:10.1002/zaac.201800359 ...

Dankhoff, Katja; Weber, Birgit
Novel Cu(II) complexes with NNO-Schiff base-like ligands : structures and magnetic properties
in CrystEngComm vol. 20 (2018) . - pp. 818-828
doi:10.1039/C7CE02007D ...


Weber, Birgit; Kaps, Eike; Dankhoff, Katja
Synthesis of a New Schiff Base-like Trinucleating Ligand and its Copper, Vanadyl, and Iron Complexes : Influence of the Bridging Ligand on the Magnetic Properties
in Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie vol. 643 (2017) issue 21. - pp. 1593-1599
doi:10.1002/zaac.201700277 ...


Dankhoff, Katja; Lochenie, Charles; Puchtler, Florian; Weber, Birgit
Solvent Influence on the Magnetic Properties of Iron(II) Spin-Crossover Coordination Compounds with 4,4'-Dipyridylethyne as Linker
in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry vol. 2016 (2016) issue 13-14. - pp. 2136-2143
doi:10.1002/ejic.201501175 ...


Schlamp, Stephan; Dankhoff, Katja; Weber, Birgit
Amphiphilic iron(II) complexes with short alkyl chains : crystal packing and spin transition properties
in New Journal of Chemistry vol. 38 (2014) issue 5. - pp. 1965-1972
doi:10.1039/C3NJ00991B ...

Katja Dankhoff
PhD student

Room: NW I, 1.1 00 04

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-2552
E-mail: katja.dankhoff@uni-bayreuth.de

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